Farsley school praised for being ‘joyful’ by inspectors

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Farsley Springbank.

‘Joyful’ Farsley Springbank Primary School continues to be a good school, Ofsted inspectors have said.

Inspectors visited the Wesley Street school for a short inspection on 12 and 13 October and praised the ambitious curriculum, which begins in early years, and a strong focus on reading.

“This is a joyful school. When the inspector visited, pupils were enthusiastically preparing for a regional singing event,” the report states. “They were engaged in street dance and flamenco dancing. There are trips to local mills as part of the history curriculum and several trips took place during the inspection.

“Pupils were very enthusiastic about these clubs and trips. The extra-curricular offer is a strength of the school. Leaders ensure that these opportunities are open to all pupils.”

There was also praise for the respectful atmosphere, and almost all parents and carers who answered Ofsted’s survey had very positive views of the school.

The report says that leaders should ensure that there are consistently applied policies so staff make it clear to pupils when to apply written methods to their work in mathematics.

The full report can be read here.

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